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Synopsis: Trained as both architects and historians, Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams are skilled artists known for their expert restitutions of historic buildings, rendered in a realistic watercolor technique that has become their trademark. Originally published as a limited-edition collector’s item that sold for $1,100, this affordable reprinted edition presents fifty charming images, the results of more than a decade of study of historic European and American architecture and garden ornament. Thirty-six of the works presented here delve into the past, reconstructing exceptional historical structures from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century with a predominately French style. The remaining are the authors’ original designs, beautifully detailed works inspired by these exotic and whimsical structures. Hubert de Givenchy, in his preface to Chinoiseries, describes these images as "precious documents [that] retrace an époque when taste, extravagance, and a sense of fantasy were an essential part of the way in which parks and gardens were embellished, by perfectly inscribing them in nature, then furnishing them with dreams."
About the Author: Bernd H. Dams and Andrew Zega have co-authored and co-illustrated four books, including Pleasure Pavilions & Follies: In the Gardens of the Ancient Régime (Flammarion, 1995) and Palaces of the Sun King: Versailles, Trianon, Marly (Rizzoli, 2002). The artists’ work is regularly featured in numerous periodicals, as well as major architectural journals.
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Rizzoli, 2008. Condition: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP15450879
Book Description Rizzoli, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_236434562
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Book Description RIZZOLI INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS, UNITED STATES, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Rare Books>Arts and Entertainment>Architecture. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978084783046603. Seller Inventory # 01978084783046603
Book Description Rizzoli 2008-04-22, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Reprint. 0847830462. Seller Inventory # 532128
Book Description Rizzoli 2008. Originally published as a limited-edition collector's volume by Connaissance et Memoires in 2005., New York, 2008. Condition: Fine. Cloth-bound hardback with a pagoda design blind-stamped to front board, dust jacket. 163 pages. 42 full-page colour reproductions of Dams & Zega's watercolours. 1.2kg. English. Fine. Bernd H. Dams & Andrew Zega are known for their vibrant watercolour depictions of historical buildings and structures. This scarce volume brings together their work based on the whimsical and luxurious follies built in the Chinoiserie style of the eighteenth century. The majority of the designs featured were destroyed or remained un-built so that Dams & Zega's images are based upon original archive sources which are brought to life by their colourful and vibrant watercolours. The designs include 'Porcelain Trianon at Versailles', 'Chinese Rain Shelter for Trianon Versailles', 'Tartar Tent at Parc Monceau', 'Chinese Gate House at Desert de Retz', 'Philosopher's Pavilion at Bagatelle' and many more. The text provides a succinct architectural history of follies built in the Chinoiserie style. Beaux Books specialises in vintage, collectable and luxury books on art, design, fashion and style. All our books are in stock unless otherwise stated. Please contact us if you require any further information or need help in finding a book. Buy with confidence from an experienced bookseller. Seller Inventory # 778
Book Description Rizzoli, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020847830462
Book Description Rizzoli, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110847830462
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